Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I am a psychologist and happiness expert with over 25 years experience. I just published my first book last month and am so proud and excited! I want to help everybody to be happier and more successful. In this book, I present different tips for relationships, managing your time, getting healthier and feeling great!
Tell us about your books.
My first book is “21 Days to Happiness: Increase your Happiness, Energy and Productivity”. I created a practical step-by-step guide with tips that take about 10 minutes a day to help you increase your personal happiness and feel more motivated.. The book is interactive. Each chapter features resources like apps to try, videos to watch for deeper understanding, or tools to help master these new habits.
How did you go about getting published?
I decided to self-publish. Today, we have all of the tools available to us and many people that can help. I used a writing coach that kept me on track and gave me structure.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I have to escape to write. I was inspired by the movie “Love Actually”, where the author goes to a lake house in Portuagal to write his book. I went to a beach condo in Florida! It was the perfect environment to escape my busy life and focus on sharing my best advice to improve people’s lives.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
I am a speaker/trainer and have facilitated over 1000 workshops all over the world. I love sharing my tips with people and inspiring them. I also have an online personality questionnaire store to help people identify their talents and interests. My best friend is my dog Snoopy.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
I got my book cover done by a professional and I love it! People DO judge a book by it’s cover so make sure it is the best it can be.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
I believe it is important to get good reviews on Amazon and GoodReads. Tell everyone about your book and use social media. If you are passionate about your book, you should share, share and share!
What’s your favorite book?
Non-fiction: Tony Robbins “Awaken the Giant Within” / Fiction: Sophie Kinsella “shopaholic” series.
What are you reading now?
101 Self-Coaching by Brooke Castillo.
What’s your next book project?
I will make a workbook to accompany my book. I also want to develop a series of short video trainings for more happiness.